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Photographic proof that Duckworks regalia makes you go faster! This is my very wonderful Hannah shortly after winning the Women's Novice Double Sculls at Burton Regatta this year.

On a related point, I forgot to mention that I've retained my title as Warrington Reggata Senior 4 Sculling Champion by winning both the Double and Single sculls for the second year on the run. Hannah got a pot in the Women's Senior 4 Eight and is getting dangerously close to having more Pots (wins) than me. Perhaps it's time to retire gracefully...


Al Wasey




for the current state of Pangur Ban


Sandra, you wanted to see photos of the sails I made with some of your tanbark sailcloth. You can check them out in this picture.

I had the photos taken from far enough away, that all my flaws fail to show up. Well, they'll work and it's the first real set of sails I've ever made. (I'm not counting the poly-tarp sails).

Cheers, Andrew

A survivor

"Nah, I got a rake, a wiener dog, and a do-rag. I'm good."

from Bruce Armstrong

Lake Powell Messabout

Kellan Hatch

Dear Chuck:

I'm helping out artist Don Maitz with this press release.

I think the calendar is wonderful. I've prepared a press release I thought you might find of interest for your readers. Don is the artist who gained overnight fame for his Captain Morgan Spiced Rum pirate.

Oh, I've attached two thumbnails of his work FYI.

Joe Ditler


AT SEA -- Pirate artist Don Maitz has long been considered the premier artist of his genre. Maitz was distinguished almost overnight for his characterization of the Captain Morgan Spiced Rum pirate in 1982. Since then he has breathed new life into the Golden Age of Pirates with the intricate detail and sheer drama of his work.

Maitz' work is, in a word, phenomenal. Until recently to see his paintings you had to visit a museum. Now he is releasing a 2006 calendar, called appropriately, "Pirates!," which contains some of his most celebrated artwork.

"Pirates!" boasts 12 Maitz original portraits which include "No Prey No Pay," "Pursuit of Happiness," "Bird's Eye View," and "Blackbeard's Revenge." In addition to the calendar, Maitz has chosen two selections from this project to be made into quality Qoro Replicas (signed and numbered), which he has scanned from the original art.

This artist's work is highly praised and sought after by collectors around the world. Maitz' work is often (and most deservedly so) compared to artists Howard Pyle and N.C. Wyeth.

The depth and detail of Maitz' work, however, is more accurately compared to the legendary Tolkien images created by the Hildebrandt brothers in the 1970s. The 30-year-old Brothers Hildebrandt calendars are still hoarded by collectors today.

Maitz' new calendar, "Pirates!," features a large pirate portrait on the top page, and ends the month of dates with original artwork at the bottom. Theme tidbits are provided in the date boxes such as "Talk Like A Pirate Day," and the anniversary of Sir Francis Drake's taking of the treasure ship Cacafuego in 1529.

The artist and his work have been featured in National Geographic, the History Channel, Dateline NBC, and museums from coast to coast. One museum in San Diego built his exhibit on the 'tween and orlop decks of the 1863 square rigger Star of India., the oldest active ship in the world.

When Star of India sailed that year, the exhibit was lashed to the bulkheads. "It gave me great pleasure to see my pirates return to sea," said Maitz of the unique museum setting.

"Pirates!" calendars, as well as the signed and numbered reproductions are available by visiting the artist's website at:


The calendars sell for $12.95 (US).

"Pirates!" the calendar is published by Tide-Mark Press P.O. Box 20, Windsor, CT 06095-0020 www.tidemarkpress.com.

Note to editors: Graphic images of Don Maitz' artwork are available in high-resolution upon request by contacting Joseph Ditler at 619.435.0767, or writing josephditler@san.rr.com

Sam sent this to me a couple days ago. It looks like it would be strong enough to survive the landings at Iwo Jima and D-day combined. I'm looking forward to pics of it on the water.

"Hi. My name is Sam Morehead. I live in Lockhart, Texas. I have just finished building a 12 foot jon boat following your general plans. I would like to thank you for your easy-to-follow instructions. I modified a few of the instructions to add strength so it seems pretty heavy, though I haven't weighed it. I also haven't tried it out yet, though I plan to soon. Here are a couple of pictures."

Steve Lewis


From: salli Squitieri [squitieri_butterfield_paintedblues@hotmail.com]
Sent: Tuesday, August 30, 2005 5:45 PM
To: chuck.leinweber@gmail.com
Subject: Our 1921 Historic Vessel-our home was vandalized & deliberately sunk

We are writing for asistance. While doing 3 fundraisers for our community, our vessel intended to be our home, a fresh start and hopefully a place to recover from critical illness was vandalized & deliberately sunk. Everything of ours was destroyed. Our losses were vast.

We worked five years on this majestic vessel so rich in stories and history and now have to start all over with little to nothing.

We are dealing with some very deep rooted City corruption and are now financially devastated as a result of this horific act, which has touched all aspects of our life.

In a nutshell, after refusing to pay-off a corrupt city employee/dock master for privileges we should already have our vessel was deliberatyely sunk. the city in an attempt to concela the corruption, negligence and harassment has slapped us with a fabricated charge of code violation and we are now being forced to move this vessel as a means to swep us under the rug.

This warm souled vessel is a 1921 43 foot 2-level pilot house Trumpy sty;le Motor yacht. The vessel was built by E. Miles and a crew of Greek boat builders in Tarpon Springs Florida and the floor plan is the exact design of a Trumpy. We are told that he (E. Miles) purchased the design from John Trumpy and built this wood vessel constructed of Dade County Pine, Cypress and white oak as means to obtain his captain's license. the original name was Kanuk and this strong and majestic vessel remained in Tarpon Springs for 8 years. We visited Tarpon Springs and met 90 year old men who played aboard her and were brought to the site where she was built which is now a parking lot. From Tarpon Springs she went to Tampa and became Pom Pom after the prominet Cigar company.

She then traveled to Panama and to Cuba where she became a private dinner charter vessel geared towards couples. She later went to the Bahamas and served in the same fashion as a dinner charter vessel. she traveled the Intercoastal waters and eneded up in Mc Gallister Georgia where she was named Cotton in Augusta--meaning Money in the bank, as if you had the leading crop of Cotton in Augusta you had prosperity--wealth. She later traveled throughout the Florida waters and raised girls upon her. One who we met Alice age 50 now told us many storiies. She spent an extensive amount of time on the St. John river in florida and was later owned by a dock master in West Palm beach. She was a commercial vessel along the eastern coastline of Florida and then harbored at Loralei Restaurant as a back country charter vessel.

She then arrived in key West and was there for 14 years and we then found her. It was love on first sight and when we went aboard her and entered the state room it felt as though someone hugged us. It could be no other boat and this was to be our home-- a place that I could hopefully recover from illness. The love we feel for this vessel cannot be described.

She has had 13 owners including a Florida state senator,a doctor, a surgeon, a dock master, an author, and others and of course us involved in the arts, construction and music among other things.

We desperately need help. The engine, generator, water heater, entire electrical system, battery system etc etc were destroyed. Including all our clothes, appliances, air conditioner, refrigerator, freezer, my daughter's baby pictures, art and all Gabe's tools, our career & livilhood materials, food etc etc. all destroyed.

We have endured a gamut of hurricanes in addtion to this violation inflicted upon us.We need to get her moved immediately. We have had the rudder & prop removed and a diaper is being custom made for her.

We will relocate her to a nearby marina hopefully and later we would like to transport her to a boat yard in Pensacola.

We are currently being fined $300. per day by the City until the vessel is moved. The local Newspaper has done a story on us and due to a lack of lump sum of funds have been unable to retain an attorney.

We need to repalce the 3-53 Detroit Diesel Engine, we need a generator, doors, anchor, rope, fenders, frig., freezer, air conditioner, you name it we need it.

We need reasonably priced items or acts of charity. We need help with grants or funding or donations.

We need volunteers to assist us. We are working literally around the clock and while ill. we are tired and beat up and need help in all capacities. We need a reliable and inexpensive transporter or a transporter who can afford a charitable act.

We are hoping you might be able to do a story on us and our plight or help put the word out for help and donations or what ever you can do.

We wish to bring her back to her full glory and that in itself will heal our hearts.

Thank you so much,
Salli Squitieri & Gabriel Butterfield
1107 Key Plaza # 335
Key West, Florida 33040
305-304-2226 & 305-304-6222
Fax: 305-292-4178

Kids and PFD's (Photo Op)

Maya Kivett takes the McDonald's triple thick shake coupon from Dan Schwisow, USCG Auxiliary, of Kennewick, WA, as her mom Anjie looks on. Please note the little duck has his lifejacket on as well at her feet!!
Photo by USCG Auxiliarist John Umbarger

The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary is composed of uniformed, non-military volunteer's who assist the Coast Guard in all of its varied missions, except for military and direct law enforcement. These men and women can be found on the nation's waterways, in the air, in classrooms and on the dock, performing Maritime Domain Awareness patrols, safety patrols, vessel safety checks and public education.

Date: June 12, 2005
Contact: Aux. Wayne Spivak
Division Chief - External Communications
Public Affairs Department
United States Coast Guard Auxiliary

More Tips for Planning for the Next Emergency


Here is a list of web sites that will aid in finding more information about what to do in an emergency, what emergency services are available, locally, state-wide and federally and what emergency plans are in place where you live.


While not exhaustive, it provides a good place to start.


In alphabetical order:

www.cdc.gov - The Center for Disuse Control

www.dhs.gov/dhspublic/interapp/editorial/editorial_0306.xml -  State Homeland Security and Emergency Services, Department of Homeland Security

www.fema.gov - Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

www.nsc.org/issues/emerg/99esc.htm - National Safety Council

www.ready.gov - Ready Gov

www.redcross.org - The Red Cross

www.weather.com/safeside/emergencyplan.html - The Weather Channel

The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary is composed of uniformed, non-military volunteer's who assist the Coast Guard in all of its varied missions, except for military and direct law enforcement. These men and women can be found on the nation's waterways, in the air, in classrooms and on the dock, performing Maritime Domain Awareness patrols, safety patrols, vessel safety checks and public education.

The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary was founded in 1939 by an Act of Congress as the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve and re-designated as the Auxiliary in 1941. Its 31,000 members donate millions of hours annually in support of Coast Guard missions.